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English

1 noun
     
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En‧glish1
1SLL [uncountable] the language used in Britain, the US, Australia, and some other countries:
Do you speak English?
leaflets written in plain English (=English that is easy to understand)
2

the English

[plural]SAN people from England
3 [uncountable] literature written in English, studied as a subject at school or university:
She decided to major in English.

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